Nowadays, women pay much more attention to their body shapes and they always try to control their weight. As a girl, I care about my weight as well and I always try to find some information about the ways to lose weight. One of the information I have noticed was about the type of milk we drink. There are a lot of information suggest that people, who wants to lose weight, should drink skim milk instead of whole milk. However, my aunt told me not to buy skim milk because it is not good for health. I started to think whether it is true since a lot of the information online suggest us to consume skim milk.
We can always hear that drinking skim milk can let us obtain the nutrition without ingesting so many calories, when compared with drinking whole milk. Girls always believe this statement because the word “skim” makes people believe that without doubting. However, according to Dr. Mario Kratz, “In terms of obesity, we found no support for the notion that low-fat dairy is healthier”. In the studies, 18 out of 25 showed that full-fat dairy consumers had lower body weights, less weight gain, or a lower risk for obesity. As reported, we can see that consuming full-fat milk does not directly make our weights gain. Besides, Dr. Mario Kratz also claimed that even “the other seven studies are inconclusive, none of the research showed low-fat dairy is better”.
Moreover, people usually drink milk to obtain some nutrition. According to the research, it is unavoidable to remove some substances, such as Vitamins A and D, when removing the fat in the skim milk. However, it does not mean that there are no nutrition contained in the skim milk. Whether to choose skim milk or whole milk actually depends on the individuals since people have different tastes. But it is still interesting to notice that skim milk cannot help people to lose weight. Instead, it contains fewer nutrition than the whole milk.